Fromagerie d’Alpage – 1100m
At the foot of the Moléson, surrounded by the fragrant Gruyère pastures, there sits the grey shingled rooftop of a 17th century chalet: the mountain cheese dairy, the Fromagerie d’Alpage. With its traditional restaurant and its stalls full of artisanal specialities, the Fromagerie d’Alpage provides the perfect introduction to mountain cheesemaking during the summer months.
For those feeling active, the Cheese Dairy Trail leads hikers on a walk from the demonstration cheese dairy in Pringy to Moléson’s Fromagerie d’Alpage.
The Fromagerie d’Alpage is open from 1st May until the last weekend in September, every day from 9.00 am until 6.00 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays in July and August, open times are extended to 10 pm.
A daily cheesemaking demonstration takes place at 10.00 am, lasting 45 minutes. The cheesemaker will explain the cheesemaking process in French and will even share some of its secrets… Reservation required by phone: +41 26 921 10 44 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Maximum of 50 visitors per demonstration.
Outside of the demonstration times, the world of cheesemaking is explained through an audio-visual presentation. An interpreter is available, for the demonstration and upon reservation only. She will tell you about the history of cheese, sharing a few fun anecdotes, and will be happy to answer all of your questions.
|Up to 5 years||Free|
|6 – 15 years||Fr. 2.-|
|Dès 16 ans||Fr. 5.-|
|Dès 64 ans||Fr. 4.-|
|Dès 10 pers.||Fr. 4.-|
The delicious cuisine of Gruyère is sure to delight the senses. Taste buds will be tingling with its traditional “moitié-moitié” fondue and formidable meringue with double cream, alongside milk chocolate, cheeses, “à la borne” smoked meats and “chalet” soup or macaroni. Taste these famous specialities in the wonderfully traditional setting of the Fromagerie d’Alpage.
From 10 people
Whether it’s a birthday, a committee meeting, an assembly or a family celebration, every occasion requires special attention… Aperitif or sit-down meal, our team will offer you a range of local delicacies or a personalised menu made just for you.
Fromagerie d’alpage de Moléson
Madame Sophie Chesnel-Doutaz
+41 26 921 10 44 (May to September)
+41 26 921 85 00 (October to April)